Former US President Carter said the United States and China should strengthen cooperation in fighting the epidemic and restoring the economy

Beijing, August 7, China People’s Association for friendship with foreign countries and Carter Center of the United States jointly held a video dialogue on Sino US non governmental diplomacy on August 6. In his congratulatory letter to the dialogue, former US President Carter said that the United States and China can cooperate in many fields, and the most urgent thing is to cooperate in fighting the new epidemic and rebuilding the fragmented economy and community. Carter said that contacts have enabled the United States and China, the Asia Pacific region and the world to achieve unprecedented peace and prosperity. Although there are still differences between our two countries, I believe you can use this meeting to discuss which differences we have to overcome in order to improve our bilateral relations. Carter said that the United States and China can cooperate in many fields, including preventing the threat of climate change, preventing nuclear proliferation, sharing information and achieving coordination in pursuit, prevention of political violence, combating human trafficking and piracy. The most urgent task at present is to carry out cooperation in fighting the new epidemic situation and rebuilding fragmented economy and communities. Lin Songtian, President of the Chinese people’s Association for friendship with foreign countries, said on the same day that Sino US relations are facing great difficulties. People of insight all over the world are thinking about “where to go in Sino US relations”, a major issue concerning world peace and prosperity, as well as the safety and well-being of the Chinese and American people and the people of the world. The video conference was held at the right time and of great significance. Lin Songtian said that both China and the United States are great countries, and should be the anchor of stability in maintaining world peace and the booster of promoting world economic development. China has advocated one belt, one road to build a new community and a great initiative to build a new “one belt and one road”. Its core points are that China is willing to work together with the rest of the world to win cooperation and achieve common development. Recently, State Councilor Wang Yi has been sending positive messages of dialogue and settlement of Sino US relations. It is believed that American strategists and people of insight with foresight and sense of justice will be able to understand China and understand China, make a strong voice of the times, and urge some people in power in the United States to return to rationality and abide by principles and bottom lines. Lin Songtian said that we are deeply disturbed by the dangers caused by the irresponsible words and deeds of the United States, but we are full of expectations for the joint efforts of all circles of China and the United States to push the Sino US relations to move in the opposite direction and return to the right track. All the participants and facilitators of Sino US relations are advocates of us relations. The Chinese people’s Association for friendship with foreign countries is willing to continue to play a constructive role, open up exchanges with friends from all walks of life in the United States, and jointly promote the development of Sino US relations in the direction consistent with the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people. Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center of the United States, said the United States and China must cooperate in the fight against epidemic diseases, climate change, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the resolution of other regional conflicts. As the world’s first and second largest economies, if the United States and China “decouple”, the world economy will be greatly damaged, and the global poverty alleviation action will also suffer a heavy setback. The United States and China should maintain an open dialogue, meet each other and maintain good bilateral relations. At the same time, they believed that the problem could still be solved through constructive dialogue. Chinese delegates at the meeting expressed firm opposition to some US politicians’ constant provocation against China and wanton destruction of Sino US relations, stressing that China’s response is rational and restrained. China is willing to hold consultations with the United States in the spirit of mutual respect to safeguard the overall situation of Sino US relations. Representatives of all parties at the meeting expressed their high appreciation for the holding of the dialogue, spoke positively of the important role played by the Chinese people’s Association for friendship with foreign countries and the Carter Center of the United States in promoting non-governmental exchanges and dialogue between China and the United States, and maintaining and promoting Sino-U.S. relations. They look forward to holding more Sino-U.S. people to people dialogues to jointly safeguard the healthy and stable development of Sino US relations.